Gérard Lartigue

Gérard Lartigue

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Muret (31), France
84 works

Gérard Lartigue seeks Rodin’s truth, the truth which enables beauty to be manifested. To represent the human face and body, one must explore the volumes under the skin, muscle tension and bone structure.

Three decades immortalising the beauty of the body

Gérard Lartigue's work alternates between the forces of Eros (eroticism) and Thanatos (death). The artist believes firmly in the ability of forms and material to recreate life. Starting out as a painter, he has been a full-time artist for thirty years.

Lartique’s work is no longer a simple representation, it is now a living artwork. He considers himself to be a citizen of the world and a witness of our era, living in the present moment, free from his past. He spent his childhood and teenage years on another continent, America.

Hand gestures as a universal language, journey after journey

Later, Gérard Lartigue travelled primarily in Europe. Fluent in three languages, he managed to make himself understood almost everywhere he went, primarily using his hands. He explores human nature, going beyond the filters of culture, nation, social positions, profession, etc., and has become a highly skilled portrait artist. Drawing has always been the foundation of his art.

Lartigue works with different materials, from stone to marble, clay, plaster and bronze. He goes beyond figurative presence, exploring the deeper layers that affect time, the intangible, and the connection between matter and spirit.

In 2017, the renowned French writer Michel Houllebecq said, "Your bust of me is impressive. The earthy material has extreme expressive power."

"Artworks created from a vision that looks deep into the human being. From inert matter come expressive, lively faces." Painter and art critic Ksenia Milicevic.

Read Gérard Lartigue's Interview on the KAZoART Blog: https://www.kazoart.com/blog/en/artist-interview-%E2%80%A2-in-the-studio-with-gerard-lartigue/

Sculpture workshop, Barcelona Academy of Arts, Barcelona. 2015

Lost wax bronze casting workshop, Rieumes. 2014

Drawing workshop, Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse. 1997-1999

One-year grant for his project on the current image in art - Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA). Young creators, Mexico. 1995

Drawing workshop, Hovedskous Malarskola, Gotebourg, Sweden. 1989

National School of Fine Arts, National University of Mexico, Mexico City. 1985-1989

Les Pionniers de l’Aéropostale, Hotel Le Grand Balcon, Toulouse. 2017

Charlie Hebdo journalists, Fête de l’Humanité, Paris. 2015

Ombres et lumières d’écrivains, Ombres blanches bookstore, Toulouse. 2015

Arteria Exhibition, Monzón, Spain. 2015

Estación Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico. 2012

Gallery of the Scarf, Toulouse. 2011

Cultural area of the nuclear medicine centre, Dijon. 2010

Grand E’terna Gallery, Paris. 2010 and 2009

Instituto de cultura de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico. 2006

ArtWalk, San Diego, United States. 2006

Espace Bateau-Lavoir, Paris. 1999

Agora Gallery, New York, United States. 1997

Peligro! Gallery, New Orleans, United States. 1996

Southside Gallery, Oxford, United States. 1995

Visus Gallery, Gotenburg, Sweden. 1988

Gérard Lartigue's artwork

Iris
Iris
$2,739
Terracotta Sculpture (46 x 18 cm)
Le souffleur d'âmes
Le souffleur d'âmes
$5,040
Bronze Sculpture (22 x 29 cm)
Simone veil
Simone veil
$16,434
Stone Sculpture (22 x 32 cm)
Michel houellebecq
Michel houellebecq
$9,313
Bronze Sculpture (31 x 45 cm)
Vénus de muret
Vénus de muret
$3,835
Marble Sculpture (16 x 25 cm)
La crête iliaque
La crête iliaque
$8,765
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Les trois grâces
Les trois grâces
$3,835
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
La trêve
La trêve
$3,835
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
La lectrice
La lectrice
$7,669
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Angoisse
Angoisse
$3,835
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Drap-matique
Drap-matique
$9,860
Mixed media (97 x 130 cm)
Simone veil
Simone veil
$9,860
Bronze Sculpture (54 x 37 cm)
Le fumeur
Le fumeur
$1,315
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 50 cm)
Sans tête
Sans tête
$1,205
Terracotta Sculpture (48 x 8 cm)
La romaine
La romaine
$1,643
Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 52 cm)
Rêve de soleil
Rêve de soleil
$3,177
Bronze Sculpture (37 x 10 cm)
Sur la défensive
Sur la défensive
$329
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 20 cm)
Arc
Arc
$329
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 14 cm)
Personnage anonyme
Personnage anonyme
$986
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 23 cm)
Blottie sans tête
Blottie sans tête
$329
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 8 cm)
Corps ciseaux
Corps ciseaux
$657
Terracotta Sculpture (21 x 3 cm)
Torsion
Torsion
$438
Terracotta Sculpture (9 x 15 cm)
Le foyer
Le foyer
$767
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 19 cm)
Le pont
Le pont
$1,315
Terracotta Sculpture (34 x 16 cm)
La force de l'âge
La force de l'âge
$603
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 23 cm)
Chloé
Chloé
$2,739
Terracotta Sculpture (26 x 40 cm)
Les aimants
Les aimants
$4,602
Bronze Sculpture (26 x 41 cm)
Cachez ce monde que je ne saurais voir
Cachez ce monde que je ne saurais voir
$657
Terracotta Sculpture (9 x 25 cm)
Carole
Carole
$1,863
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 38 cm)
Louise bourgeois
Louise bourgeois
$2,191
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 32 cm)
Cris étouffés
Cris étouffés
$2,739
Marble Sculpture (35 x 28 cm)
Bébé bouddha
Bébé bouddha
$2,739
Marble Sculpture (15 x 30 cm)
Méfiance
Méfiance
$6,574
Marble Sculpture (24 x 37 cm)
Vénus asymétrique
Vénus asymétrique
$635
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 21 cm)
Iliaque
Iliaque
$383
Terracotta Sculpture (19 x 5 cm)
Le vêtement vide
Le vêtement vide
$767
Terracotta Sculpture (45 x 25 cm)
Décision difficile
Décision difficile
$603
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 33 cm)
Contrepoids
Contrepoids
$1,424
Terracotta Sculpture (30 x 53 cm)
Volumes tronqués
Volumes tronqués
$603
Terracotta Sculpture (32 x 12 cm)
David bowie
David bowie
$3,835
Terracotta Sculpture (25 x 40 cm)
Vénus volcanique
Vénus volcanique
$767
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 38 cm)
Concavité maternelle
Concavité maternelle
$1,205
Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 16 cm)
Bras derrière
Bras derrière
$657
Terracotta Sculpture (15 x 42 cm)
Vénus sur un genou
Vénus sur un genou
$657
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 15 cm)
L'art en soi
L'art en soi
$767
Terracotta Sculpture (30 x 19 cm)
Barbara
Barbara
$3,835
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 40 cm)
Volumes maternels
Volumes maternels
$657
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 16 cm)
Abbé pierre - hommage
Abbé pierre - hommage
$3,835
Terracotta Sculpture (36 x 41 cm)
Vénus
Vénus
$657
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 23 cm)
Le regard d'un sculpteur - hommage à giacometti
Le regard d'un sculpteur - hommage à giacometti
$10,408
Bronze Sculpture (30 x 64 cm)
Prisonnier
Prisonnier
$712
Terracotta Sculpture (16 x 27 cm)
Impulsion
Impulsion
$822
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 18 cm)
Homme au regard songeur
Homme au regard songeur
$2,191
Terracotta Sculpture (26 x 36 cm)
Corps imbriqués
Corps imbriqués
$657
Terracotta Sculpture (16 x 15 cm)
Fenêtre au coeur
Fenêtre au coeur
$767
Terracotta Sculpture (30 x 20 cm)
Modèle en X
Modèle en X
$1,041
Terracotta Sculpture (43 x 21 cm)
Femme bougie
Femme bougie
$712
Terracotta Sculpture (21 x 14 cm)
X X
X X
$1,424
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 20 cm)
Féminité ou espace intérieur
Féminité ou espace intérieur
$657
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 15 cm)
L'ange de la liberté
L'ange de la liberté
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Stone Sculpture (15 x 51 cm)

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